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    Toronto | Grand Hotel Redevelopment | 153.95m | 49s | Amexon | Core Architects

    Trees in an urban environment will fare differently than rural as you mentioned. I had a small hobby farm not far from where i now live, and in the mid 90's planted 1700 trees, mostly Pine and Spruce, but among them Kentuckey Coffee, Hackberry, Shagbark Hickory and Tulip trees from a forestry...
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    Toronto | Grand Hotel Redevelopment | 153.95m | 49s | Amexon | Core Architects

    The trees listed above are Carolinian tree species which are native to the North Shore of Lake Erie, where i live. There are a fair number of Tulip trees around my house. Toronto may be at the northern edge of the growing zone, but there is a good chance they will be ok.
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    A bunch of these in the " Can't name it store " lobby.
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    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 84s | Concord Adex | a—A

    That pickup is gonna be a while hauling the rest of the pit away. Concord must have another pickup around somewhere.
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    Toronto | 15 Charles East | 174m | 54s | Republic | IBI Group

    Here come the Halloween jokes.
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    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 84s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Moving right along.
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    That's not what i said at all. If there are workers on site, then work is continuing, and everyone can undo all the knots in their shorts. Thaivic posted pictures yesterday with a few workers on site, and if that continues through the week, then there shouldn't be all the panic posts as there is...
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Does anyone have any new photos of continuing construction? After the big pour on the weekend, there should be some indication of form removal, and the floor being installed for the next level. As long as work is continuing, then we can relax and let the lawyers and money men do their thing.
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    Toronto | The One | 338.3m | 94s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    Hoping the protests tomorrow aren't down the street like last weekend.
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    Toronto | Concord Sky | 298.99m | 84s | Concord Adex | a—A

    It's going to come down to execution and quality of materials, assuming it's built as the photo above. Now if they cheapen out when construction starts, as has happened on other projects, we will have a visual trauma for our lifetimes. Sounds dramatic doesn't it. :)
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    Toronto | 30 Scollard | 230.89m | 61s | Constantine Enterprises | CAL

    I will be completely and utterly shocked, as i know others will be, if this is ever built as per the initial presentation. too many precedents have already been set.
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    Toronto | 250 University | 176.17m | 54s | Northam | IBI Group

    If they can designate a building as heritage, can they not include a caveat that says the whole building, and not 5% of it. Giving a building heritage designation, and then allowing 95% of it to be torn down is not preservation. It's discouraged, but not prohibited. Here is an excerpt from the...
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    Toronto | 250 University | 176.17m | 54s | Northam | IBI Group

    Facedectomy, which has been going on all over North America, is not heritage preservation, period. Saving the street facing skin of a building and calling it preservation, is stretching the word way beyond its true meaning. There doesn't appear to be any way to stop it, unless the city changes...
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    Toronto | 200 Queens Quay West | 197.4m | 59s | Lifetime | Wallman Architects

    Another plan off the rails. I'm sure the supply and demand issue is to blame for a lot of this. No need to go the extra mile, as they say, when they will all be sold anyway. This is becoming endemic in the city.
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    Toronto | 15 Charles East | 174m | 54s | Republic | IBI Group

    Nice to see some colour. Here's hoping the sloped crown doesn't become a thing. The wavy balcony bit was looking like it was going to be overdone, but that appears to have cooled down. The render has appeal, but we all know how renders go. Cumberland square as an example.
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    Union Park | 303.26m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke & Partners

    I'm positive if there was any news, it would be noted on this website in short order. This is one of the more anticipated projects in the city.
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    Toronto | Cumberland Square | 254m | 75s | KingSett Capital | Giannone Petricone

    :) Point taken. As an adjective it means lacking inspiration or excitement, as a noun it means what you are planning to do in the park. It's a word not used very often, so there is a bit of confusion in its meaning.
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    Toronto | Cumberland Square | 254m | 75s | KingSett Capital | Giannone Petricone

    Another project that started out looking quite promising, and is ending up, as was just mentioned, more or less pedestrian. It is a major improvement over what's there now, but a disappointment from what could have been.
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    Toronto | Concord Canada House | 231.97m | 74s | Concord Adex | IBI Group

    Great shots. They show the magnitude of this bland project, and how it fits in with the rest of the shmutz in the immediate area.

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